(Los Angeles, Calif.) - We've all learned that we need to apply sunscreen or sunblock to protect ourselves from the harmful UV rays of the sun when we hit the course or spend time outdoors. But along with shielding our body from harmful rays, we may also be blocking out a very important element that the human body needs to perform at maximum strength in the process; Vitamin D.
According to recent studies cited in US News and World Report, AOL, and other sources, millions of Americans have chosen to protect themselves from the sun's potential harm and the result is a Vitamin D deficiency because blocking the sun with SPF sunscreens also prevents us from absorbing the necessary amount of sunlight the body needs. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that three out of every four Americans now have vitamin D levels below what is necessary for optimal health. So what can golfers and everyday outdoor enthusiasts do to get additional Vitamin D?
Sport Specific Performance supplements have a number of different vitamins and minerals that increase stamina, strength, and focus as well as improve your overall well-being. One of the key ingredients in Sport Specific Performance's GOLF STRENGTH product, that has been the subject of much research and study over the past few years, is Vitamin D.
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements a Vitamin D deficiency is usually the result of dietary inadequacy, impaired absorption and use, increased requirement, or increased excretion. A Vitamin D deficiency can occur when; usual intake is lower than recommended levels over time, exposure to sunlight is limited, the kidneys cannot convert vitamin D to its active form, or absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract is inadequate.
Vitamin D can affect many things and it is important to have the sufficient daily amount. The best-known benefit of vitamin D is its role in helping calcium build strong bones. But that's far from the whole story. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system. Vitamin D also plays major roles in the life cycle of human cells.
A number of recent studies have also shown that, for athletes who train outside year-round, maximal oxygen intake tends to be at its highest in late summer. The athletes, in other words, are fittest in August, when ultraviolet radiation from the sun is near its zenith. They often then experience an abrupt drop in maximal oxygen intake, beginning as early as September, even though they continue to train just as hard. This decline coincides with the autumnal lengthening of the angle of sunlight. Less ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth and, apparently, sports performance suffers, which is a direct result of a lack of sunlight because certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light prompt our bodies to synthesize Vitamin D, eventually making a hormone called calcitriol that, among other things, controls how the body uses calcium and mineralizes bone.
Based on these results, there is no question that the correct amount of daily Vitamin D can increase an athlete's or a golfer's performance as well as improve their overall well being. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin of health. And Vitamin D is an essential part of Sport Specific Performance's GOLF STRENGTH so the solution is simple, use sunscreen and take Sport Specific Performance.
Sport Specific Performance, is a leader in all natural vitamin supplements. With a unique line of nutritional supplements that target the player's mind and body, Sport Specific Performance has created a product that will enable users to achieve better overall health, evolve their game further, and increase frequency of rounds played as a result of a better physical state.
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With more than 50 Tour Players and caddies on the PGA, Nationwide, LPGA and Champions Tour using GOLF FOCUS and GOLF STRENGTH every day, it's obvious that Sport Specific Performance is the brand of choice for both serious and casual golfers.